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Red Velvet Parfaits Recipe

Red Velvet Parfaits Recipe

Red Velvet Parfaits Recipe turns the classic favorite into a show-stopping presentation for entertaining. #recipe #redvelvet #dessert
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cake, red velvet, trifle
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 151kcal
Author Paula Jones



  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pudding layer

  • 2 and 1/2 cups milk whole, 1% or 2% can be used
  • (2 0 3.4 ounce boxes instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 ounces cool whip
  • *Additional cool whip or whipped cream as garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil and flour 9x13 inch pan.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in a stand mixer until just combined.
  • Bake until the cake pulls away from the side of the pans slightly, and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  • Allow cake to cool before frosting or cubing for parfait.
  • Pudding layer
  • Whisk milk and pudding about 2 minutes. Fold in cool whip. Refrigerate until ready to make parfaits.
  • Layer cake cubes in the bottom of clear glasses or a large bowl.
  • Spoon pudding over cake. Repeat with another layer of cake and another layer of pudding.
  • Top with whipped cream or cool whip.
  • Store in refrigerater.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg